Humankind Specials

Series produced by Humankind

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Audio documentaries from Human Media and producer David Freudberg.

Full length audio documentaries heard on public radio and worldwide on satellite radio

15 Pieces

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Produced by David Freudberg in association with WGBH/Boston. Faced with the deep divisions polarizing America, can education that is “pro-social” p...

Bought by KMXT

  • Added: Jul 11, 2019
  • Length: 52:29
  • Purchases: 1
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In this documentary, we ask why it is that the wealthiest Americans live as many as fifteen years longer than the poorest. It's a troubling questio...

Bought by Boise State Public Radio, WAMU, KVCR, WGCU, KWGS and more

  • Added: Apr 10, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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In a time of polarization, the simple practice of listening to another can feel like a lost art. There’s a kind of mystery in sitting calmly, patie...

Bought by WITF, KGNU, WSKG, KUSU, WGCU and more

  • Added: Jan 29, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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New Year's Resolutions? In this Humankind documentary, we hear from a growing movement of physicians and others who — concerned by the upsurge in o...

Bought by WGCU, KWGS, KVSC, KUT, KSFR and more

  • Added: Oct 01, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 26
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Written and Produced by David Freudberg, in association with WGBH. This one-hour Humankind documentary examines how America responded to a massive ...

Bought by WVAS, WLPR, WWNO, KCPW, Morehead State Public Radio and more

  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 57
Caption: Dorothy Day
We profile Dorothy Day — a remarkable 20th century figure: journalist and founder of the “Catholic Worker” movement, which established soup kitchen...

Bought by KOSU, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, WYSO, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KUHF and more

  • Added: Nov 16, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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(Updated to reflect current discussion of 'Medicare for all') Produced in association with WGBH/Boston. As the health care debate continues, we ta...

Bought by KUHF, KWGS, WAMU, Boise State Public Radio, KVCR and more

  • Added: Mar 08, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 19
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Alcoholics Anonymous, observing its 80th anniversary in 2015, marks its beginning when one hopelessly addicted drunk realized that connecting with ...

Bought by KUHF, Maine Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, KPIP-LP and more

  • Added: Jun 04, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Produced by David Freudberg in association with WGBH/Boston. This sound-rich documentary travels to the scene of a truly bold experiment in peace-m...

Bought by WUMB, WHRV, WJFF, WMFE, KUAF Public Radio and more

  • Added: Jun 14, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Produced in association with WGBH/Boston, updated January 2017. How do we break the vicious cycle of violence now so relentless at home and abroad...

Bought by WCPN, WHRV, New Hampshire Public Radio, Morehead State Public Radio, WMFE and more

  • Added: Jan 10, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 29
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Produced by David Freudberg in association with WGBH/Boston. This Humankind special, "Healing the Trauma of War" tells the deeply moving stories of...

Bought by KQED, WCPN, WGCU, WMFE, WRIR and more

  • Added: Nov 01, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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Newly updated (2016), produced in association with WGBH/Boston, ideal for broadcast this election year: A documentary about the much-contested righ...

Bought by WUMB, WESM 91.3 FM, Wisconsin Public Radio, KQED, KUNM and more

  • Added: Aug 16, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
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Produced by David Freudberg in association with WGBH/Boston. In a world afflicted with so much violence, it would be easy to underestimate the impa...

Bought by WGCU, WMFE, WRIR, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, WKAR and more

  • Added: Nov 30, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 7
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A Humankind Special by David Freudberg produced in association with WGBH/Boston: Outnumbering physicians 6-to-1, nurses are the heart of American h...

Bought by KZYX, KQED, KUHF, WBEZ, WYSO and more

  • Added: Feb 17, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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How could a nation founded on a Declaration that "all men are created equal" permit slavery? Nowhere was this contradiction more stark than at the ...

Bought by KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, WUMB, WRGY, KWIT, KALW and more

  • Added: Dec 20, 2012
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 23